Wanted: Volunteers of All Ages for Good Friday Pageant Meeting

Jean Horgan (left) pictured with: Martina O’Donoghue and Mary Howarth during rehearsals for the 2018 Good Friday Passion Play at the Church of Saints Stephen and John in Castleisland. ©Photograph: John Reidy 26-3-2018

A note issued by Jack Shanahan is calling on volunteers to take part in the planned revival of the Good Friday Pageant in the Church of Saints Stephen and John on April 15th.

“As normalcy is continuing to give us huge spikes of Covid, we are looking to bring back a recent tradition,” said Jack.

“We are hoping to run the Good Friday Pageant in a few weeks. Unfortunately, quite a number of our regular actors and readers are unable to take part this year.

Pageant Meeting on Wednesday at 8pm

“So, we are looking for volunteers. We are having a meeting in the church next Wednesday at 8pm to see what numbers we have,” he said.

‘The Pageant’ was initiated by former Castleisland PP, Monsignor Dan O’Riordan and first staged in Castleisland on Good Friday 2015 by the Tralee based St. John’s Parish Actors and Choir.

Drama and Colour Promised

It promised drama and colour for its local audience here and that’s exactly what it delivered.

The group entertained the near capacity crowd with scenes we never witnessed in the parish church here before.
It was billed as ‘A Solemn Celebration of the Passion and Death of Christ’ – with musicians, singers and a 30 plus strong cast of actors in costume.

Wednesday night’s meeting in the parish church at 8pm is the place to be if you’d like to take part in the local adaptation of the greatest story ever told.
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